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Metadoxine as a Therapy for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02161653
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2014
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether metadoxine is effective for improve survival and reduced oxidative stress in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Drug: Prednisone plus Metadoxine Drug: Pentoxifylline plus Metadoxine Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 135 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Impact of Metadoxine in the Oxidative Stress and Early Mortality in Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Study Start Date : April 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Prednisone
Prednisone 40 mg daily by mouth during 30 days.
No Intervention: Pentoxifylline
Pentoxifylline 400 mg thrice in day by mouth during 30 days
Experimental: Prednisone plus metadoxine
Prednisone 40 mg daily by mouth plus Metadoxine 500 mg thrice in day by mouth during 30 days.
Drug: Prednisone plus Metadoxine
Experimental: Pentoxifylline plus metadoxine
Pentoxifylline 400 mg thrice in day by mouth plus Metadoxine 500 mg thrice in day by mouth during 30 days.
Drug: Pentoxifylline plus Metadoxine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 30 day-survival [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  2. Malondialdehyde serum levels [ Time Frame: 14 and 30 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 3 month-survival [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. 6 month-survival [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with clinical and biochemical criteria for severe alcoholic hepatitis: Total bilirubin greater than 5 mg/dl in absence of biliary tract obstruction evidenced by ultrasound, history of chronic alcohol intake, leukocytosis, neutrophilia, elevation of transaminases with an aspartate aminotransferase / alanine aminotransferase ratio equal or greater than 2, discriminant function greater than 32.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hepatitis C, hepatitis B and or human immunodeficiency virus infection, asthma or history of atopy or allergic reactions, therapy in the previous two years with steroids, pentoxifylline, metadoxine, S-adenosyl L- methionine, antioxidants or multivitamins.

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Hospital General de Mexico
Mexico City, D.f., Mexico, 06726
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital General de Mexico
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: MARIA DE FATIMA HIGUERA DE LA TIJERA, MD, MSc., Hospital General de Mexico
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02161653    
Other Study ID Numbers: DI/10/107/3/43
First Posted: June 12, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014
Keywords provided by MARIA DE FATIMA HIGUERA DE LA TIJERA, Hospital General de Mexico:
Severe alcoholic hepatitis
oxidative stress
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hepatitis A
Hepatitis, Alcoholic
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Liver Diseases, Alcoholic
Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal
Antineoplastic Agents
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action